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FAO and IRENA sign MOU to boost sustainability of food and ag through bioenergy and renewables

FAO and IRENA sign MOU to boost sustainability of food and ag through bioenergy and renewables

January 14, 2021 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have underscored their continued commitment to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in agri-food, fisheries and forestry chains and sustainable bioenergy through the signature of a collaboration agreement. Signed by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and […]

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FAO vegetable oil price index increased yet again

FAO vegetable oil price index increased yet again

August 23, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that firm prices for palm, soybean and rapeseed oil drove the FAO vegetable oil price index higher in July. The cereal price index remained virtually unchanged at the previous month’s level. The FAO’s vegetable oil price index, which illustrates the changes in international prices of the ten most important vegetable oils […]

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FAO vegetable oil price index falls to eight-month low

FAO vegetable oil price index falls to eight-month low

May 24, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that decreases in prices of palm oil, soybean oil and rapeseed oil show through more strongly in the FAO price index than do increases in asking prices for sunflower oil. The April FAO price index for vegetable oils slipped 7.2 points, or 5.2 per cent, and the lowest level since August […]

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Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the UFOP reports that firm vegetable oil prices caused the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to rise considerably at the end of 2019. The surge was mainly driven by firm palm oil prices. However, asking prices for soybean, sunflower and rapeseed oil also […]

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Palm and soybean oil lose a lot of ground

Palm and soybean oil lose a lot of ground

July 14, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) dropped 12 per cent over the past marketing year and is currently at a level lower than that recorded in December 2018. The FAO vegetable price index shows the changes in international prices for […]

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Contrasting changes in global prices for vegetable oils and cereals

Contrasting changes in global prices for vegetable oils and cereals

May 12, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations price indices for vegetable oils and cereals have recently trended in opposite directions. Whereas vegetable oils have been under considerable downward pressure, cereal prices have increased since the beginning of the year. Asking prices for vegetable oils decreased considerably over the […]

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Vegetable oil prices decline to 5-month low

Vegetable oil prices decline to 5-month low

January 21, 2018 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that the vegetable oil price index fell to a five-month low in December 2017. FAO’s price indices for oilseeds and vegetable oils fell by, respectively, 2.2 and 9.6 points (or 1.5 and 5.6 percent), whereas the oilmeal index rebounded by 7.0 points (or […]

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Vegetable oil prices on the rise

Vegetable oil prices on the rise

October 28, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose to a seven-month high in September 2017. Above all, the firmer prices for palm and soybean oil contributed to the surge. Asking prices for vegetable oils firmed significantly in the third quarter of […]

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FAO says biofuels not good or bad but sustainable or not

FAO says biofuels not good or bad but sustainable or not

August 30, 2017 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization says that biofuels are like any other kind of agriculture in that the social and environmental sustainability of the production dictate whether or not they are positive or negative. It went on to say that the illusion of competition between food and fuel is a simple narrative for […]

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FAO says debate over conventional biofuels too simplified

FAO says debate over conventional biofuels too simplified

June 12, 2017 |

In Belgium, FAO told Euractiv that making overgeneralizations and sweeping statements about biofuels, such as conventional biofuels competing with food or that palm oil destroys forests, are not necessarily true and can be counterproductive. Brazil has demonstrated that both sugar and ethanol can be produced sustainably, while in Indonesia where 45% of high yielding palm […]

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